FPGAs provide critical flexibility for GPS applications

Aslam, Naseem
September 2005
Portable Design;Sep2005, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p8
This article focuses on the role of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in global positioning systems (GPS) applications. State-of-the-art FPGAs provide high computational capacities reaching several million logic-element equivalents. FPGAs, along with embedded processors, form a complete configurable systems on a chip solution without the need for silicon fabrication. FPGAs are well suited as a central processing device within a GPS receiver system. In the military arena, the GPS application in which FPGAs are used includes guidance and control of manned and unmanned vehicles and weapons.


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